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Twitter Are Increasing the Character Limit for Direct Messages

By piranha

15th June 2015

Twitter has become well known for its limited characters when posting online. The social media platform, which has 302 million active users each month, has announced that it will be increasing the number of characters you can use in direct messages.

Before now, users could only send a private message of up to 140 characters on the site. If users weren’t able to fit what they wanted to say into the character limit, they would have to split it into several different messages.

When these changes are rolled out, users will be able to send a message of up to 10,000 characters, which will give them much more space to send detailed messages to their friends.

Twitter’s Product Manager, Sachin Agarwal, said in a recent blog post; “We’ve done a lot to improve Direct Messages over the past year and have much more exciting work on the horizon. One change coming in July that we want to make you aware of now (and first!) is the removal of the 140 character limit in Direct Messages.”

“You may be wondering what this means for the public side of Twitter. Nothing! Tweets will continue to be the 140 characters they are today.”

This is just one of the many changes that Twitter has made to its direct messages. Back in April, the company changed its settings so that its users could receive messages from anyone, including people that they don’t follow.

They also introduced group messaging earlier this year, which meant that users could speak to more than one of their friends at the same time.

Twitter will be making this change at some point in July, although they haven’t set an exact date. It is thought that the update will be rolled out to U.S users initially, with the rest of the world following soon after.

With fierce competition from the like of Facebook and Instagram, Twitter will need to continue making these updates and changes if they want to ensure that users continue using the site!

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